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RAVALLI COUNTY Temporary Road Department Driver/Operators in HAMILTON, Montana

Ravalli County Job Description Position: Temporary Road Department Driver/Operators Department: Ravalli County Road and Bridge Department Responsible to: Road Foreman Employee Status: Temporary, non-exempt, approximate end date 11/15/2021 Hourly Rate of Pay: $ 19.92 per hour Job posting date: March 3, 2021 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of their CDL and a Ravalli County application to: Ravalli County Human Resources 215 South 4th Suite B Hamilton, MT 59840. By Fax \# 406-375-6523 By E-mail: You can download a Ravalli County application from our website: Position Summary These are Temporary positions of unknown duration, funded to assist with damage to the County roads that. These positions could last as long as 18 to 36 weeks depending on weather. Under the supervision of the Road and Bridge Foreman, the Equipment Operator/ Truck Driver operates a variety of heavy equipment and heavy-duty trucks and participates in the construction and maintenance of the Ravalli County Road and Bridge system, and performs manual labor as necessary to achieve program objectives.

General Responsibilities • Conducts flagging and traffic control for work zone operations. • Operates Heavy equipment that may include crawler tractors, wheel loaders, motor graders, hydraulic excavators, tractor-backhoes, steel-drum and pneumatic compactors, tractor- mounted mowers and brush cutters, aerial lift trucks, paving machines, asphalt distributors, aggregate spreaders and crushing equipment. • Operates heavy-duty trucks, including tandem-axle dump trucks with trailers, tractors with equipment trailers, belly and side dumps and snow removal equipment and street sweepers • Performs manual labor on Road and Bridge construction and maintenance projects • Performs other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Working knowledge of roadway and bridge design, construction and operation including road surfaces, drainage, vegetation, traffic operations and public safety. • Extensive knowledge of the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a variety of heavy equipment units and heavy-duty trucks & related attachments. • Working knowledge of road construction grades and basic surveying practices. • Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and personal protective equipment. • Ability to communicate well with other employees and the public • Ability to establish and maintain a positive, ethical, effective and professional working relationship with other department employees in a collaborative team setting. Working Conditions • Works outside with exposure to weather extremes. • Often works in construction work zones with heavy volumes of traffic. • Frequent travel (300 -500 miles per week) • Heavy lifting is routinely required, up to 100 lbs • Exposure to dust, exhaust, vapors, noise and other potential hazards. • Participates in the mandatory Ravalli County drug testing program. Qualifications and Experience • Completion of High School or GED • Demonstrated experience in the operation of heavy equipment units and heavy - duty trucks, and in the construction and operation of road and bridge systems. • Valid Montana Commercial Driver’s License (A) with an acceptable driving record. • CDL endorsements for tanker, hazardous materials and air brakes. • Ability to obtain and maintain CDL medical certification. • Ability to obtain work zone traffic control (flagger) certification. • Must be physically able to effectively perform all position requirements in adverse conditions including weather extremes and steep, uneven or unstable terrain. Successful applicants will be required to take a drug test and are also subject to a background check prior to the start of employment.